Mother Arrested After Leaving Infant in a Hot Car During Strip Club Audition


NASHVILLE, Tennessee- A mother is facing child neglect charges after leaving her infant in a hot car outside of a strip club where she was auditioning.

CBS affiliate WTVF in Nashville reported that 24-year-old Kelsey McMurtry was auditioning at a strip club in downtown Nashville Thursday and left her 9-month-old daughter in the car with the doors locked and the windows up.

Witnesses saw the child and immediately called the police.

According to authorities, it was 72 degrees outside that day but inside of the car, temperatures reached 100 degrees. It was estimated by witnesses that the child had been in the car for 30 minutes.

Police reported that the child was wearing a coat and was drenched in sweat.

The child was transported to a hospital where she was treated and then placed with children’s services.

McMurtry’s friend, 19-year-old Summer Taylor, told police that she was watching the child at the time. Witnesses disputed Taylor and she now faces child neglect charges as well.

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